By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Due to restrictions in New York, the 2020 Pinstripe Bowl has been canceled. The game will not be played at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
The restrictions are in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cases are starting to surge once again.
In addition, the Bowl game cited traveling restrictions and regular season games being canceled as other factors for their decision.
“Due to the recent increase in coronavirus cases, which has led to the imposition of various travel restrictions and the cancellation of many college football games, including those in the Big Ten and ACC conferences, we have made the decision out of an abundance of caution and in conjunction with both conference to cancel the 2020 New Era Pinstripe Bowl,” the Pinstripe Bowl said in a statement. “The priority of the Yankees, New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Big Ten and ACC is the safety of players, coaches and staff, and this decision is consistent with that approach. We look forward to hosting the New Era Pinstripe Bowl with an enthusiastic crowd filling Yankee Stadium in 2021.”
The Pinstripe Bowl debuted in 2010. When the first game happened in this Bowl game, it gave New York it’s first Bowl game since the 1960s.
With this Bowl cancellation, we could potentially see more Bowl games being eliminated from the calendar. With every team eligible for Bowl season this year, some teams are going to be the odd teams out.
Those teams due to the lack of Bowl games will not be able to play another season. The Bahamas Bowl and the Hawai’i Bowl have already been canceled.